This piece is another of the Laminae Ex-Voto’s in the ‘Miracles and Wishes’ series. This piece is a reaction to the several recent and not so recent deaths in my family due to addiction. Some to alcohol and others to smoking. This piece is a reminder that what we do as individuals doesn’t just affect us. It affects our families and friends. I would have loved for these people to be here today but due in part to their decisions to smoke and drink their no longer here. The piece is laser cut wood frame. Laser etched paper lungs with beaded paper top. found cigarette box and a beaded lighter case with an accordion folded printed book.